Total and SunPower score in SA

Greenbotics’ robots need less than half a cup of water to clean a normal PV module

Greenbotics’ robots need less than half a cup of water to clean a normal PV module

French energy giant Total has grabbed a share of South Africa’s latest batch of renewable energy contracts.

Total is the largest shareholder in a consortium given preferred bidder status to deliver the $200m 86MW Prieska PV project in the Northern Cape.

The award was made this week as part of the third tender round of South Africa’s renewable energy support scheme.  

Total said its US-based SunPower subsidiary will supply its SunPower Oasis Power Blocks technology to the project and “is expected” to provide EPC and long-term operational services to the plant.

The French group expects financial close by mid-2014, construction starting later next year and operations beginning in 2015.

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